Creative Tourist

Kendal featured as a northern gem by Creative Tourist

Posted on 1st May 2021

Creative Tourist is an arts and travel site which uncovers the best cultural events in some of the UK’s most creative destinations. In fact, over a million people read every year! This spring, Creative Tourist shine the spotlight on our beautiful town and highlight the wonderful attractions we have here on our doorstep. One of the […]

Another Weigh

Zero waste shop, Another Weigh, opens in Wainwright’s Yard, Kendal

Posted on 6th April 2021

The not for profit zero waste shop Another Weigh was officially opened in Wainwright’s Yard in Kendal by Lib Dem MP Tim Farron. The concept behind the business it that customers bring containers to fill with goods and pay for them by weight. The low-cost approach benefits the customer and the planet and all profits […]

Kendal Castle

Staycation destination for 2021

Posted on 3rd March 2021

Staycations are firmly back on the map and with many of us missing out on holidays in 2020, accommodation in popular UK resorts is filling up fast for summer 2021. Kendal makes the perfect destination for your 2021 staycation, whether your looking for a weekend of retail therapy and fascinating heritage or an adventurous week […]

Westmorland Shopping Centre

Free parking for those getting vaccines in Kendal

Posted on 19th February 2021

Anyone receiving their Covid vaccination at the Westmorland Shopping Centre here in Kendal will be able to park for free in the Westmorland Shopping Centre car park. South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) has agreed to make free parking available to people attending the NHS facility in the shopping centre. If using the car park, you can […]

Late Night Shopping

Late-night shopping and free parking in Kendal

Posted on 7th December 2020

Nestled amongst majestic fells and with our striking castle, cobbled streets and meandering river, Kendal offers a unique Christmas shopping experience. The independent shops of Kendal have come together to bring you additional opportunities to shop local when purchasing Christmas gifts this year.Our friendly business owners will be opening their doors late on 3rd, 10th & 17th […]

Ivy Bank

Spotlight on… Ivy Bank Home and Gift

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Ivy Bank Home and Gift are an independent store focusing on unusual gifts with a social conscience. They’ve recently moved into beautiful new premises on Finkle Street, at the very heart of our bustling town. Find all you need for the festive season in this fantastic shop with a wide range of products including ceramics, eco friendly […]

The Posh Dog

The Posh Dog Clothing Company

Posted on 30th November 2020

Kendal is filled with vibrant independent stores and you’ll find several of these on the historic cobbled lane of New Shambles, which was founded in 1804. Now filled with artisans and friendly shops, it’s the perfect place to head for Christmas shopping. And if you have a favourite four legged friend in your life, give […]

Faye's Sewing Box

Spotlight on… Faye’s Sewing Box

Posted on 25th November 2020

Faye’s Sewing Box is a independently run haberdashery and fabric stall based in our thriving indoor market. Faye loves all things colourful and stock a beautiful range of ribbons, buttons, fabrics and general haberdashery. Faye is the third generation owner of this 25 year old haberdashery stall and customers are welcome to shop online or email […]

Rainbow Accessories

Spotlight on… Rainbow Accessories

Posted on 21st November 2020

Kendal’s New Shambles is a historic cobbled street filled with independent boutiques. Today we shine the spotlight on the cheerful Rainbow Accessories. Perfect for Christmas shopping, Rainbow Accessories stock scarves, bags, hats, gloves and Italian fashion. And if you’re looking to refresh a much loved watch, Rainbow Accessories provide a watch battery and strap service. […]

Armstrong Ward

Spotlight on… Armstrong Ward

Posted on 20th November 2020

Armstrong Ward is a beautiful lifestyle store spread over two floors, located in Wainwright’s Yard. Independently owned, the team carefully curate a joyful shopping experience with products hand-picked for quality and general loveliness. With a focus on British brands and emerging designers, this is the perfect place to find unusual gifts for all age groups. […]

Begin with Nature

Spotlight on… Begin with Nature

Posted on 16th November 2020

Discover natural handmade products that look and smell incredible at Begin with Nature With a love for natural and handmade products, owner Sandra created Begin with Nature in 2017 creating treats for the bath, body and soul using the very best natural ingredients. Sandra started with handmade soaps and followed with solid shampoo bars and conditioners. All of […]

Christmas & More

Spotlight on… Christmas and More

Posted on 13th November 2020

With the German Christmas Markets cancelled this year, the new Christmas and More store brings festive cheer to Kendal’s beautiful Market Square. Children will adore popping a letter to Father Christmas in the special in-store post box whilst the grown-ups can discover a range of charming decorations, including beautifully crafted German Christmas wooden candle arches […]